Relationship to conference: Retired elder, Minnesota Conference program director, and district superintendent
Date of death: Nov. 18, 2013
Arrangements: Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m., at Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. Clergy are invited to wear robes and ordination stoles and to sing a hymn together.
Appointment information: Rev. Purdham served Oxboro UMC (Minneapolis); Centre UMC (Malden, MA); Nashwauk-Kelly Lake-Pengilly UMC; Proctor-Brookston UMC; Proctor UMC; North UMC (Minneapolis); conference program director; Metro-East district superintendent; and Hillcrest UMC (Bloomington).
Memorials: Memorials are preferred to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) or Brooklyn United Methodist Church Foundation.
Full obituary will be available in the Sunday edition of the Star Tribune.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church